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My PS3 does not show a picture wene it is hooked up with AV cables it just has sound but wene I plug in a HDMI cable sound and picture works. How can I switch it back to AV cables? I know there is a setting for this but I just cant find it. I also tried troubleshooting by holding on/off button for 5sec. hopeing it would reset itself back to AV jacks.

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YES,ON YOUR TV GO TO CHANNEL 0 THEN DOWN ONCE AV CABLES ARE HOOKED UP,SOMETIMES ITSCH.69 JUST KEEP TRIN AND IT WILL POP UP,MAKE SURE RED,YELLOW,WHITE ARE IN RIGHT HOLES ...RED IS PIC. WH.SOUND

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Try the cables with another component, if possible.

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Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until it shuts off again.


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If new cables do not work, then your HDMI output is going bad, not from use rather normal wear and tear of the motherboard.


To get the best non HD picture, you will need to get some 'component' cables, rather than the standard AV (red, white, yellow).


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